Shabbat Zachor 2011 / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר 5771

Shabbat Zachor (Shabbat before Purim) for Hebrew Year 5771 began on and ended on .

Shabbat Zachor ("Sabbath [of] remembrance שבת זכור) is the Shabbat immediately preceding Purim. Deuteronomy 25:17-19, describing the attack by Amalek, is recounted. There is a tradition from the Talmud that Haman, the antagonist of the Purim story, was descended from Amalek. The portion that is read includes a commandment to remember the attack by Amalek, and therefore at this public reading both men and women make a special effort to hear the reading.

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Dates for Shabbat Zachor

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Shabbat Zachor 2008 8 Adar II 5768
Shabbat Zachor 2009 11 Adar 5769
Shabbat Zachor 2010 13 Adar 5770
Shabbat Zachor 2011 13 Adar II 5771
Shabbat Zachor 2012 9 Adar 5772
Shabbat Zachor 2013 13 Adar 5773
Shabbat Zachor 2014 13 Adar II 5774
Shabbat Zachor 2015 9 Adar 5775
Shabbat Zachor 2016 9 Adar II 5776
Shabbat Zachor 2017 13 Adar 5777

Tanakh

Shabbat Zachor / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר

Torah Portion: Leviticus 6:1-8:36

Haftarah: I Samuel 15:2 - 15:34

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
Jewish Publication Society
"Special Shabbat#Shabbat Zachor" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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